After having heard about Christy Turlington Burns getting back on the Calvin Klein advertising projects, I discovered today that she was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar June-July 2013! This definitely marks a comeback for the gorgeous model! Which is excellent since she’s really one remarkable woman, both in and out.
Harper’s covers (newsstand and subscribers) were both excellently done with minimal visual effort, black and white and Christy. She brings all the magic! And although I really love her wide, honest smile (from the newsstand cover), the gorgeous Tom Ford zebra dress on the second cover is just breathtaking! There’s something iconic in that picture taken by Daniel Jackson. Something unwritten, unspoken, unclear but undoubtedly amazing!
What is this? Calvin Klein day? Rooney Mara who, since she was styled for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, became someone whose style and looks are synonymous with off-beat, atypical and fashion avant-garde, is the face chosen by Calvin Klein to represent his newest fragrance for women: Downtown.
Scheduled for release this July, Downtown’s advertising campaign was photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino while the video commercial (of which we know nothing momentarily) was directed by the great David Fincher. Usually, Calvin Klein’s perfumes are some of the best selling in the industry and I’m certain that this won’t be the exception, especially with such professional help as Mondino and Fincher.
You know what they used to say: that the Internet was made of cats? It’s hard to reach the same level of popularity our beloved furry felines have reached through the years. Memes, whatnots, they’re part of our daily internet routine. If ever Facebook changes logo, they should really consider integrating a cat-feature in there somewhere. A tail, maybe?
From our Japanese fashionistas who just looove feisty dressing and seem so fearless about their wardrobe: the Neko character tail tights really make a statement. A cat head on your knees and tails on the back of your legs, there’s no way you could walk down the street unnoticed. I wonder if they could do a customizable print? Like put on the grumpy cat’s face on the front? For – you know – those days when your muscles just won’t curl up in a smile?
And, as you’d expect, they’re out of stock but restocking in less than a month. Enough time to dream about and imagine an entire Harajuku wardrobe! Don’t expect it to come cheap, though – this pair of black cat tights alone is $ 30 at the japantrendshop dot com!
Did I already tell you that I’m a summer child? Of course I did. I keep bragging about it during the hot days and whining about it during the cold months. Now that it’s warm outside and I’m approaching my Bday, my mind only wanders on warm sandy beaches, carelessly ignoring the sunscreen and the prolonged sun exposure warnings. In my mind I set my own rules and walk endlessly on the hot sand of my imagination.
Emanuelle Alt can’t be just as free as I am in my mind. Or in my life for that matter. Her existence is controlled by advertisers and whatnots, constantly dictating her what to do, when or how to do it. What? you weren’t naively thinking that we, mere consumers, would really control Emmanuelle Alt’s decisions as editor chez Vogue Paris? Or Anna Wintour’s for that matter!
As such, I suggest we embrace and make the most of this already cliché June/July cover of Vogue Paris as photographed by Mario Sorrenti. Andreea Diaconu is a lovely young lady, from what I could see of her walking runway after runway, a professional model, well deserving the attention. Too bad everyone will compare her cover with last year’s Gisele’s. Which was also about a gorgeous model wrapped up in warm sand on a sunny beach somewhere…
Another Red Carpet, another black dress for Cara Delevingne. Also Burberry (just in case: last time she wore a black Burberry dress to an official fancy event, it was at the 2013 Met Punk Gala, 10 days ago). This time, the electric blond haired fashion darling brought more than just her cleavage and her charms to the party.
She also brought her new tattoo! Cara Delevingne inked a gorgeous lion head on her right index finger. It’s a pretty interesting location and a pretty interesting tattoo. Far more beautiful than Bieber’s ink, anyway!
You know, I think I’m getting the hang of it: World’s Most Beautiful Woman, Hottest Supermodel… In a day or so, I’ll make up my own ‘World’s something’ title! Why not? Who even keeps a track on all these fancy schmancy pompous labels? Like I said earlier: one day it’s pink, the next is black, this season is blue the next is yellow (don’t take it literally, it was just meant as a generic comparison).
Miley Cyrus. Who we don’t know for sure if is still engaged or not, but what we found out is even more surprising than putting her wedding on hold! Maxim magazine elected Miley Cyrus as this year’s Hottest Woman Alive. Not that I wouldn’t like Miley or the controversy she’s so carefully surrounding herself with! She’s quite the effervescent personality. But really? The Hottest Woman Alive? By Disney standards, I presume…
Now that you got me started, you know I love a good gadget every now and then, but if you like some too, the better! Legos. Our little full house is full of them! And if you haven’t felt the bliss yet, all you need is step on a Lego to feel just how deep the love for them runs! Straight to your heart and then some! You don’t need to curse anyone farther than ‘I hope you step on a Lego!’ – it’s the very peak of cruelty, made in geek chic!
Yeah, but they’re also the most amazing toys ever conceived. Lego bricks are just madly versatile and a must-have at any age. Talking about their versatility: The StormstrooperTM Key Light is now available for purchase. Joining a long list of Lego keychains of which I will particularly highlight the classic Lego brick and some more after the jump!
Although I used to follow news about Angelina Jolie and her life choices on a daily basis (read nearly obsessive), I was really surprised by the news of her double mastectomy. My initial reaction was stunned: I was stunned. Because I thought the worse had happened and she discovered she suffered from breast cancer. As I remembered her own mother died from cancer a couple of years back and these types of cancer are usually hereditary (doctors recommend that if the mother had breast cancer, the daughter has to start doing regular checkups far earlier than usual because this is, sadly, a type of cancer that runs in the family).
But no. Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure! I passed from stunned to shocked. Hit the jump to understand why I reacted the way I did!